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Old 09-11-2012, 09:00 PM   #1
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Tangerine Tiger x OEBT cross?


Anyone has experience crossing these two? If anyone can post a pic, it'd be great!

A few months ago, as a precaution to a couple of OEBTs dying in my tank. I temporarily moved them to the Tangerine Tiger tank. Subsequently, a couple of TT and OEBTs got berried while they were housed together, though obviously I'm not sure whether they crossed. After a few weeks, I removed the OEBTs and put them back in their own tank. I noticed in my tangerine tiger tank later that the babies had bright orange eyes. I thought maybe they are just OEBT babies.

Fast forward a couple months, now some babies grew and became big juvies/sub-adult still have that orange eyes, and tangerine tiger markings. They don't look like blonde OEBTs because they have a distinct yellow/orange-ish color to their body that's more akin to that of tangerine tigers. Even more confusing, I was trying to catch one just now and once in the net, his/her eye color went from bright yellowish to reddish. Trust me, it's not the lighting in the tank either. His/her eyes were bright yellow even when s/he moved around while the other tangerine tigers obviously have black eyes. There are a few of them actually.

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The shrimp in question (eyes are red in these pix):


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Old 09-11-2012, 09:04 PM   #2
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THAT is pretty awesome
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awesome lol
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I was thinking about putting my TTs with my OEBTs and BTOEs...maybe I just will
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Most young shrimp have light eyes, my bkk have Orange eyes when they are small too.

Im sure the Orange eye gene is recessive though meaning both parents would have to carry it in order to pass it down to offspring.

Cute babies though!
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Yea, that's why I didn't think much when they were babies. But these are sub-adults close to 1.75cm body length that's what confuses me. And I have a few, too. I also have a TT that is berried that's only slightly bigger than these.
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They look smaller than that in the pictures.

I still dont they are crossed though, especially at that size they should have some stripes.
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Wow those are awesome. If you can get an orange eye to breed true, you've got Halloween shrimp lol.


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They look smaller than that in the pictures.

I still dont they are crossed though, especially at that size they should have some stripes.
Yea, I don't know. They do have stripes. They were going around looking for food so I was not able to capture a good picture. In any case, even smaller juvies have stripes. This one is a big juvie/sub-adult and certainly have stripes.

I only brought up this thread because from experience, they're at the size that will near breeding maturity in a couple weeks, and it would be interesting to see if they keep this trait.

Guess we'll have to wait.
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Is the first one one of the shrimps in question because it has the body of an oebt but it has the orabge coloration very cool none the less
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I've tossed and turned many a night pondering this scenario.
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I wonder how blue aura blue x oebt would be
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Is the first one one of the shrimps in question because it has the body of an oebt but it has the orabge coloration very cool none the less
Nope, that's one of my regular berried TTs hoarding a whole Kensfish earthworm flake for herself

Sorry for the quality of the pix of shrimp in question because he just could not stay still.

I'll hopefully update this thread in a couple weeks so we can all see if the eye color will stay into the adulthood. Maybe then I'll try to breed the trait if I can. Man I was gonna get out of the hobby lol.
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Ryan you are not getting out of this hobby!
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